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TRUE NORTH ALASKA A PROPOSAL FOR THE ADVENTURES OF A LIFETIME


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CONTENTS

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THANK YOU

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THE HOST

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THE SHOW

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LOCATIONS: THE ALASKAN WILD

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PRODUCTION TEAM: MSM

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POST-PRODUCTION: H2O

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PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

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DEAR KEVIN, I WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE CHANCE TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT. MUDDY SHUTTER MEDIA PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING EXTREMELY SELECTIVE ON WHO WE ASSOCIATE WITH, RANGING FROM FRIENDS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS - ALL THE WAY TO OUR CLIENTS. AUTHENTICITY AND ETHICS ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY. TELLING A STORY IN ITS PUREST FORM AND TELLING IT CORRECTLY WITHOUT ALTERATION - IS OUR MAIN FOCUS. WE'RE STORYTELLERS FIRST AND WE STRIVE TO GIVE THE BRANDS AND COMPANIES WE WORK WITH A STRONG VOICE WITHIN THEIR RESPECTED MARKET. IN THIS DAY AND AGE, WHERE SOCIAL MEDIA IS SATURATED WITH THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF IMAGES, PRODUCTS, AND SELFIES - WE LOOK TO THE OTHER DIRECTION AND ASK OURSELVES: "HOW DO WE GET AWAY FROM ALL THIS?" GIVING OUR CLIENTS A VOICE IS NOT OUR ONLY GOAL - GIVING OUR CLIENTS A ROBUST PLATFORM IS THE TRUE OBJECTIVE. WE HOPE THAT YOU CAN CONSIDER OUR PROPOSAL ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENT, TRUE NORTH ALASKA. SEE YOU IN THE FIELD!

ANDY C. TRAN

FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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THE HOSTS 6

JON BAKER AN ORDINARY MAN - AN EXTRAORDINARY PATH JON, WHO IS AN ALASKAN RESIDENT, CURRENTLY MAKES HIS LIVING AS HOST OF TRUE NORTH ALASKA. IF THERE IS ANY ONE THING THAT CAN BE SAID OF JON BAKER, IT IS THAT HE HAS A HEART AS BIG AS HE IS. BUT DON’T LET THAT FOOL YOU, HIS PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS IS EVEN LARGER. BORN AND RAISED IN ARIZONA, HE HAS BEEN A JUNIOR, AMATEUR, COLLEGIATE, AND PROFESSIONAL GOLF CHAMPION AND WAS A GOODWILL AMBASSADOR IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. JON HAS ALSO BEEN A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR WHILE DOING ENVIRONMENTAL WORK IN THE ALASKAN ARCTIC, AND HAS WORKED AS A FISHING AND HUNTING GUIDE ON SOME OF THE MOST REMOTE RIVERS AND LAKES IN ALASKA. A SOFT-SPOKEN MAN, JON IS A NATURAL TEACHER AND IS AS SINCERE AS THE DAY IS LONG. HE STILL GUIDES HUNTING AND FISHING CLIENTS ON OCCASION, IS AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BOOKING CONSULTANT, AND, ON OCCASION, ENJOYS BEING A GOLF INSTRUCTOR BECAUSE IT COMBINES ALL OF HIS PASSIONS, TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE. JON HAS THE PATIENCE TO TEACH FIRST-TIME FLY FISHERMEN HOW TO CAST AND THE COOLNESS TO INSTRUCT SEASONED HUNTERS HOW TO TRACK BROWN BEAR IN THE BUSH. THERE ARE FEW PLACES IN THE ALASKAN WILDERNESS JON HAS NOT VISITED AND HE LOOKS FORWARD TO SHARING HIS QUEST FOR ADVENTURE WITH YOU.

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THE SHOW

INTRODUCTION & PURPOSE TRUE NORTH ALASKA (FORMERLY JON BAKER’S GUIDE 4 ADVENTURE) IS AN AWARD WINNING ALASKA-BASED OUTDOOR TV SHOW. THE SHOW FIRST AIRED DECEMBER 27, 2016 AND PLAYED THROUGH THE 2017 SEASON ON THE SPORTSMAN CHANNEL (PART OF THE OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN GROUP). AS THE HOST, JON BAKER SHARES NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES AND HIS QUEST TO LIVE EVERY DAY AS IF IT WERE HIS LAST, BY SHARING AMAZING STORIES AND ADVENTURES. HIS GENUINE, CARING PERSONALITY SHINES THROUGH, GIVING THE SHOW A BLEND OF WARMTH AND OFF-THEGRID, EXTREME ADVENTURE, BUT ALSO EVERYDAY LIFE AS AN ALASKAN. PRINCIPLES OF THE ALASKAN LIFESTYLE COME THROUGH, SHOWING RESPECT FOR NATURE AND CONSERVATION, WITH ADVENTURE AROUND EVERY CORNER. THE SHOW AIRED ON THE SPORTSMAN’S CHANNEL FROM DECEMBER 2016 THROUGH DECEMBER 2017, AND THE RESPONSE FROM THE NETWORK AND VIEWERS WAS ASTOUNDING. IN JANUARY OF 2018, THE NOMINEES FOR THE OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN GROUP’S GOLDEN MOOSE AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED AND JON BAKER’S GUIDE 4 ADVENTURE WAS NOMINATED IN THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES -- BEST GRAPHICS, BEST HOST AND BEST BIG GAME. THE GOLDEN MOOSE WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH VIA THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL. AMAZINGLY ENOUGH, JON BAKER’S GUIDE 4 ADVENTURE WON THE BEST BIG GAME AWARD! JON AND THE PRODUCTION TEAM THOUGHT THAT, AS A FIRST YEAR SHOW, SIMPLY TO BE NOMINATED WAS PRIVILEGE ENOUGH (ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE TOUGH COMPETITION OF SEASONED VETERANS), BUT TO ACTUALLY WIN THE BEST BIG GAME AWARD WAS EVEN MORE OF A PHENOMENAL ACCOMPLISHMENT. TRUE NORTH ALASKA ALSO AIRED ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL IN Q4 OF 2018, AS WELL AS DISCOVERY GO. NOW AS WE PREPARE FOR OUR 3RD SEASON, WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE SHOW. @TRUENORTHALASKA

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JON BAKER

SHOW HOST // FOUNDER

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THE ALASKAN WILD FINAL FRONTIER & OTHER BUCKET LIST LOCATIONS THE LAST FRONTIER AS WE KNOW IT, IS STILL AS WILD AS IT IS PORTRAYED TO BE. AN UNFORGIVING, YET BEAUTIFUL PLACE, THE ALASKAN WILDS ARE NO JOKE. IT’S BEAUTY COMES AT A PRICE - ESPECIALLY FOR THE ONES BRAVE ENOUGH TO VENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN. BEARS, CARIBOU, MOOSE, WOLVES, THE LIST OF WILDLIFE IS ENDLESS. TRUE NORTH ALASKA WISHES TO BRING EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD - AND BAD - TO THE AUDIENCE. IT IS OUR INTENTION TO SHOW THE VIEWERS OF THE REAL ALASKA. THE PLACE THAT GIVES, AS WELL AS TAKES. WINDING RIVERS, PRISTINE LAKES, AND SWIRLING STORMS - THIS LAND HAS IT ALL. IT IS NOT ONLY THE PHYSICAL LOCATIONS THAT WE WISH TO BRING TO LIFE, BUT THE PEOPLE AS WELL. THE ALASKAN WAY OF LIFE IS CONTAGIOUS - IN A GOOD WAY. RESPECT, GRATITUDE, AND HUMBLENESS ARE EVER-RECURRING VALUES OF LIFE THAT ARE STILL HELD CLOSE BY ALASKAN RESIDENTS. ALONG WITH THE LAST FRONTIER, JON BAKER SEEKS TO BRING HIS VIEW OF LIFE AND HIS PASSION TO OTHER BUCKET LIST LOCATIONS AS WELL. CANADA, MEXICO, EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE LOWER 48. THE LIST OF LOCATIONS IS ONLY LIMITED TO WHAT CAN IMAGINE. THE STORIES ARE OUT THERE - LET’S CAPTURE IT.

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MUDDY SHUTTER MEDIA EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS & IN-FIELD PRODUCTION @MUDDYSHUTTERMEDIA FOUNDED IN 2017 BY ANDY TRAN, MUDDY SHUTTER MEDIA IS A CREATIVE AGENCY FOCUSED ON DYNAMIC CONTENT CREATION AND PRODUCTION. MSM HAS FULL IN-HOUSE CAPABILITIES TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL CONTENT UNDER HIGH-STRESS AND HIGHLY DIFFICULT WORKING ENVIRONMENTS. BASED IN WASHINGTON, DC, MUDDY SHUTTER MEDIA IS AT THE HEART OF THE NATION’S CAPITAL. THIS UNIQUE AND CENTRAL LOCATION ALLOWS US TO WORK AND COLLABORATE WITH A DIVERSE AMOUNT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INDIVIDUALS AND GROWING BUSINESSES. CREATIVELY FRESH ASSETS ARE NOT THE ONLY ASPECTS THAT WE FOCUS ON. BEING RESPECTFUL, COMMUNICATIVE, AND HUMBLE IN OUR WORK IS ALWAYS A PRIORITY. MSM PRIORITIZES BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE LONG-LASTING OVER SHORT MONETARY GAINS. BUSINESS IS BUSINESS - YES, BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN BUSINESS CANNOT BE ENJOYABLE. WE ENSURE THAT ALL OF OUR CLIENTS AND ASSOCIATES ARE HIGHLY SATISFIED WITH NOT ONLY OUR END-PRODUCT, BUT BY OUR PERSONAL CONDUCT IN THE FIELD, ONLINE, AND IN PERSON. OUR LIST OF PAST AND CURRENT COMMERCIAL CLIENTS WIDELY RANGE FROM MANICURED RESTAURANTS TO SMALL FRAGRANT BAKERIES. LARGE HUNTING OUTFITTERS TO SEA-FARING FISHING CHARTERS. NO MATTER YOU’RE BUSINESS - THERE’S ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER. WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR CONSISTENT ABILITY TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL CONTENT IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, WEATHER CONDITION, OR LOCATION. WE HAVE A SIMPLE FORMULA AND WE STICK TO IT. CREATE . CAPTURE . DELIVER . THROW US ON A BOAT, A SWEATY GYM, OR A STINKY MARSH IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER – WE’LL DO SO WITH A SMILE. RAIN OR SHINE – WE’RE RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

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ANDY TRAN

PHIL STEINHOFF

TAYLOR CHAMBERLIN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

BRAND & MARKETING DIRECTOR

DAVID SAVOIE

SETH MORRIS

RICK HUTTON

LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

IN-FIELD PRODUCER

IN-FIELD PRODUCER

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H2O PRODUCTIONS, INC. POST-PRODUCTION & PRINCIPAL EDITING @H2O_FILMS H2O PRODUCTIONS (HEATH HELGERT OUTDOOR PRODUCTIONS) WAS BORN IN 2003 WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN 8MM SONY HANDYCAM AND A PLANE TICKET TO MONTANA. THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS CREATING FILMS QUICKLY BECAME AN ADDICTION. HEATH BEGAN MAKING SHORT HUNTING, FISHING, AND EVEN SEASON LONG VIDEOS FOR HIS GOLF LEAGUE. FOR HIM, BEING ABLE TO SEE THE JOY AND EXCITEMENT ON THE FACES OF HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY WAS REWARDING. THROUGH THESE FILMS MANY JOKES, ONE LINERS, AND LEGENDS WERE CREATED THAT ARE STILL TALKED ABOUT TO THIS DAY. WITHOUT CAPTURING THESE MOMENTS MANY SPECIAL MEMORIES WOULD HAVE BEEN LOST. MOVING HIS PENNSYLVANIA ROOTS TO MONTANA IN 2007, HEATH QUICKLY REALIZED HIS 9-5 CHEMIST JOB WASN’T FOR HIM. IN 2011 HE RELEASED WILD TRADITION, A SUCCESSFUL WESTERN TRADITIONAL BOWHUNTING FILM. FROM THERE HE GOT HIS FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO PRODUCE A SHOW ON THE SPORTSMAN CHANNEL CALLED THE BUCKET LIST OUTDOOR SHOW. WITH ENCOURAGEMENT FROM HIS WIFE HE LEFT THE COOPERATE WORLD TO DO WHAT HE LOVES AND BECAME A FULL TIME PRODUCER IN 2013. ALONG WITH THE BUCKET LIST, HEATH HAS EDITED AND FILMED FOR OTHER SUCCESSFUL SHOWS SUCH AS WARDENS, SKULL BOUND TV, LONG RANGE REALITY, THE ZONE, CHASIN’ THE SUN, AS WELL AS CURRENTLY PRODUCING JON BAKER’S GUIDE 4 ADVENTURE. AFTER CREATING A SUCCESSFUL FILM FOR THE FULL DRAW FILM TOUR CALLED ROCK OF AGES, HIS POTENTIAL WAS REALIZED WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. CURRENTLY, WE FEEL OUR CREATIVE STYLE IS SECOND TO NONE IN THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY. BEING AVID OUTDOORSMEN WE HAVE A DEEP UNDERSTANDING ON HOW TO CAPTIVATE YOUR TARGETED AUDIENCE. WE’RE A SMALL FAMILY RUN COMPANY SO UNLIKE LARGE PRODUCTION HUBS WE PROVIDE A CARING SENSE OF INTEGRITY WHICH IS PORTRAYED IN YOUR FINAL PRODUCT. WE WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE YOUR BRAND THOUGH TV OR WEB SERIES, COMMERCIALS, AND SOCIAL MEDIA. WE EXIST TO CREATE A PRODUCT YOU WILL BE PROUD OF.

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HEATH HELGERT

FOUNDER // OWNER

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SCHEDULE

PROJECT PRODUCTION SCHEDULE A PROPOSED TIMELINE TO BRINGING THESE ADVENTURES TO LIGHT

SPOT & STALK BLACK BEAR YOUTH HUNT DATES: MAY 15TH - 22ND LOCATION: TYONEK (NATIVE LAND), AK

BLACK & BROWN BEAR HUNT DATES: MAY 26TH - JUNE 4TH LOCATION: MAT-SU VALLEY, AK

FLY-FISHING RAINBOW TROUT & KING SALMON

DATES: JUNE 15TH - 19TH LOCATION: BROOKS FALL / KATMAI NATIONAL PARK, AK

STURGEON FISHING & BLACK BEAR HUNT W/ SJX JETBOATS DATES: JUNE 27TH - JULY 1ST LOCATION: HELL’S CANYON, ID

SHEEFISH & PIKE FISHING

DATES: JULY 16TH - 22ND LOCATION: GALENA + TANANA RIVER, AK

SILVER/COHO SALMON FISHING

DATES: AUGUST 1ST - 6TH LOCATION: TYONEK (NATIVE LAND), AK

BACKCOUNTRY DALL SHEEP HUNT

DATES: AUGUST 9TH - 20TH LOCATION: SOUTH SIDE BROOKS RANGE - COLDFOOT,AK

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PROJECT PRODUCTION SCHEDULE (CONTD.) A PROPOSED TIMELINE TO BRINGING THESE ADVENTURES TO LIGHT

BACKCOUNTRY CARIBOU HUNTING (40 MILE HERD) DATES: AUGUST 24TH - SEPTEMBER 3RD LOCATION: GOODPASTER RIVER / DELTA JUNCTION

CARIBOU/MOOSE HUNTING W/ SJX JETBOATS DATES: SEPTEMBER 5TH - 15TH LOCATION: GOODPASTER RIVER / DELTA JUNCTION

BACKCOUNTRY MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNT DATES: OCTOBER 1ST - 4TH LOCATION: HIDDEN MOUNTAIN LAKE

SITKA BLACKTAIL DEER & STEELHEAD FISHING DATES: OCTOBER 15TH - 22ND LOCATION: KODIAK ISLAND (NATIVE LAND), AK PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ON EACH ADVENTURE AT YOUR REQUEST, INCLUDING LOGISTICS, COST, AND ON-LOCATION REQUIREMENTS SUCH AS PERMITS AND LICENSING FEES.

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“SOMEONE ONCE ASKED ME WHAT I REALLY DID FOR A LIVING. I LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID: YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF MY OFFICE, IN YOUR OFFICE.” - JON BAKER

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